The Singer's Temple (Bright Hill Press Poetry Book Award Series)

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Poetry. Hurd confronts the reader with the fascinating proposition, a medical conjecture, that many of us are actually twins in our single bodies and oblivious of it, and carries us through varied perspectives on this theme of self-acomplishment. "When we read of collection of poems chockfull of surprising subjects and turns of mind, imagery, and figuration, we think, well, here's a new poet, and we delight in our find. However, when unpredictibility arrives paired with inevitability, as is true in poem after poem of The Singer's Temple, one of the great paradoxes of art stands before us. When that paradox comes clothed in language both unpretentious and rich, we feel exhiarated, restored, elegantly haunted" - Gray Jacobik.

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Barbara Hurd is the author of Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2001; Objects in the Mirror, and Entering the Stone: On Caves and Feeling Through the Dark. Her essays and poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Best American Essays 1999, Best American Essays 2001, The Yale Review, The Georgia Review, Orion, Nimrod, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, Audubon, Painted Bride Quarterly, Heliotrope, and others. The recipient of a 2002 NEA fellowship, four Maryland Individual Artist Awards for Poetry, and the Sierra Club's National Nature Writing Award, she is the Wilson H. Elkins Professor at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD, where she teaches creative writing.

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". . .grateful for this intelligent, consoling, enlightened book." Laure-Anne Bosselaar -- Back cover blurb

". . .she finds mirrors of self and translates them into possibility and providence." Henry Taylor -- Back Cover Blurb

"Her voice is genuine and convincing, her versification is sure, and above all, her poems are 'interesting.'" Richard Frost -- Back cover blurb

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